Shriram

Shriram
Senior Feature Writer

Shriram Iyengar belongs to the not-so-rare species of neuroses cinemanesis. A hassled Mumbaikar, he spends his mornings doing chores while singing Gulzar-RD Burman numbers. He claims a particular expertise in the 'Filmy Maa' species, the experiences of which he extensively documents on his social media pages. His penchant for Govinda hits is as notorious as his delirium of being a Shakespearean actor. When drunk, he can be spotted spouting poetry and his unabated love for Kalki Koechlin on empty streets. If seen, please drop him off at the nearest railway station.
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Articles by Shriram

Article Hindi

10 powerful roles brought to life by Manoj Bajpayee: 50th birthday special

An actor's actor, Manoj Bajpayee has been pushing the envelope since his breakout role in Satya (1998). On his 50th birthday today, we look at 10 roles that define his craft, work ethic and talent.

10 hours ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Bharat trailer: Salman Khan journeys across 70 years and history to find his family 

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Bharat features Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Sunil Grover and Jackie Shroff. 

1 day ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

'Tu Mila To Haina' song: Arijit Singh sings this ode to Ajay Devgn-Rakul Preet Singh's budding romance

From frolicking around romantic-looking streets overseas to cooking together, the visuals play on the familiar ideas of romance.

1 day ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Election Commission orders Eros Now to stop streaming Modi: Journey Of A Common Man

The Election Commission had earlier sent a show-cause notice to the makers of the web-series asking for an explanation on the biographical series on prime minister Narendra Modi.

3 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Student Of The Year's 'The Jawani Song': Vishal-Shekhar's version is all glitter, no gold

The song, sung by Vishal Dadlani and Payal Dev, is an update on the hit title track from Jawani Diwani (1972).

5 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif return to the 1970s in new Bharat poster

After Disha Patani's appearance in the earlier poster, Kaif makes an appearance on the new one as 'Madam Sir'.

6 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Mental Hai Kya poster: Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut dangle on the razor's edge

While producer Shailesh Singh had denied news of moving the film to a new release date in February, Prakash Kovelamudi's film will now release on 21 June and clash with Shahid Kapoor-starrer Kabir Singh.

6 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Blank song 'Warning Nahi Dunga': Sunny Deol makes it loud and clear with this Raghav Sachar composition

The song has vocals by Amit Mishra and lyrics by Kumaar.

8 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Bengali

After Narendra Modi, Baghini: Bengal Tigress evokes Mamata Banerjee

While the filmmakers have admitted to the chief minister of Bengal being an 'inspiration', they maintain that the film is not a biopic. 

8 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

SC asks Election Commission to 'watch the movie' to review ban on PM Narendra Modi biopic

The makers had filed a plea in the Supreme Court citing their 'freedom of speech and expression' being affected.

8 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

A greying, aged Salman Khan set to arrive in Bharat on 5 June

The watermark of 2010 on the side is a reminder of the time period in which this look will feature.

8 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

I believe in the cinema of resistance: Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai? director Soumitra Ranade

With his take on 1980's iconic Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai out in theatres, director Ranade speaks of the need for a 'cinema of resistance', political films, and why he would have loved to make a film on Narendra Modi.

9 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Review Hindi

The Tashkent Files review: A dim-light conspiracy that fails to light a fire

Director Vivek Agnihotri chases so many threads of narrative to reach the eventual conclusion that it feels like another theory, rather than the truth. 

11 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Saiyami Kher joins Abhishek Bachchan and Amit Sadh on Breathe season 2

The actress was last seen in the Marathi film, Mauli (2018). 

11 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Setters trailer: Aftab Shivdasani chases Pavan Malhotra and Shreyas Talpade as cheating gets an upgrade

Directed by Ashwini Chaudhary, Setters is scheduled for release on 3 May.

12 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Selection Day 2 trailer: Manju's dilemma deepens as selection day nears

The second season of the series will air on Netflix on 19 April.

12 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi Telugu

Election Commission stops PM Narendra Modi, says the biopic 'disturbs level playing field'

The commission acted a day after the Central Board of Film Certification cleared the biopic for theatrical release with a 'U' certificate.

13 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Kabir Singh teaser: Shahid Kapoor brings on the rage as rebellious doctor in love

Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Kabir Singh is a remake of the Telugu hit, Arjun Reddy (2017). 

15 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Supreme Court asks petitioner to put all objections to PM Narendra Modi on record, lists matter for tomorrow

The country's highest court was hearing a petition to defer the release of the Narendra Modi biopic to avoid the film influencing voters in the upcoming general election.

15 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

After long hiatus, Irrfan Khan says 'aa raha hu entertain karne' with still from Angrezi Medium

The actor will feature alongside Radhika Madan and Kareena Kapoor Khan in the sequel to the hit, Hindi Medium (2017).

15 days ago — Shriram Iyengar